Guest Services is dedicated to providing you with the best food and service in the Central Florida area. With over 90 years of experience in the hospitality industry we bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding on how to make your event a success. From planning to execution our professionally trained staff will assist and service you every step of the way.
BOOKING YOUR EVENT AT FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE
We have a number of beautiful and historic sites on campus that will accommodate an intimate meal for 10 to picnic for 1000. All room reservations are handled through the Office of Business Affairs. To book your space, set-up requirements and audio visual needs, on campus, please contact Pat Davis at 863-680-4159.
BOOKING YOUR EVENT OFF CAMPUS
Our staff can assist you with all of the requirements to make your event a success, from location and equipment rental, to flowers and food we can help.
Please contact our Director of Catering at 863-680-4617 or 862-680-4187 for further information.
MENUS AND GUARANTEES
Catering arrangements and menu selections should be confirmed a minimum of 10 days in advance of the event. The final guest counts (guaranteed) should be submitted at least 3 days prior to the event except in the case of "special order" items for which final guest counts (guaranteed) are required 5 days in advance. Changes in counts for "special order" menus submitted less than 5 days prior to the event may result in the necessity of menu substitutions.
All on campus events will be billed after the event takes place. We require a department name and contact name and office extension for billing to be processed to a campus department. If your event has students who are on a meal plan and will be using a portion of the plan for payment, the names and student numbers must be supplied to the catering department 48 hours in advance of the event.
Non-campus events require a 50% deposit of the estimated total and signed contract at time of booking. The final payment will be required on the day of the event. Final total will be based on final guarantee or total number of attendees, whichever number is higher.
Payments may be made by cash, check, and major credit card.
Please note the prices for full service meals and receptions apply only to events conducted in the Thrift Alumni Center Facilities. For events conducted elsewhere on Campus, which necessitate extra transportation and labor a charge of $1.50 per person or minimum of $25.00 will be added. For off campus events an additional transportation charge may apply.
All pricing listed on menus includes disposable plates, cups, napkins and plastic flatware where specified. If you would like to dress up your gathering with china, glassware, stainless flatware and linen you may do so for and additional $2.60 per person or a fancy disposable option of clear plastic plates and cups and silver looking plasticware are available for an additional $1.55 per person.
All campus events will receive a 10% discount off of the total bill before tax.
A 7% state sales tax will be added to all events. If your group is tax exempt please forward a copy of your group’s tax exempt certificate to our catering office.
All events may be subject to 20% service charge.
We require a minimum of five days notice in the event of cancellation. A fee of 50% of the estimated total will be charged for events cancelled in less than 5 days notice. For an event cancelled with in 24 hours of the event 100% of the estimated total will be billed.
For the health and safety of your guests and to comply to local health codes, Guest Services will remove all food remaining from your event. No food will be allowed to be removed from a catered event, nor will we deliver the food to another location.